It’s common knowledge that rents in the UK are on the rise. And nowhere are they getting higher than London.

Late last year, The Telegraph reported monthly rents have grown to an average of £761 per month across the country. In London, however, that average is a whopping £1,160 per month.

But what kind of flat, exactly, can you find in London for £1,200 per calendar month (about £300 per week)?

And what would that same amount get you in other cities?

We searched flat listings across the UK and Ireland to find out. Read on to see the results:


Not surprisingly, £300 per week for rent in London will get you a glorified shoe box.

We were able to find a nice one bedroom flat with a washing machine and balcony. In… Whitechapel.

London Flat

Location: Whitechapel, E1. Close to Whitechapel (District, Hammersmith & City and East London lines) and Shadwell (East London line and Docklands Light Railway) stations.


  • Balcony
  • Central heating
  • Wood floors
  • One double bedroom
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Separate lounge

Time to banish negative associations and embrace this East London neighbourhood? That Jack the Ripper thing happened AGES ago after all.

If not, there’s this gem in West Kensington for £80 per week. Shared WC anyone?


On the other hand, less than £300 per week in Glasgow will get you a veritable palace.

A furnished two bedroom on the top floor of a historic building, for example.

Glasgow Flat

Location: Glasgow West, Park District. Close proximity to Kelvingrove Park as well as Exhibition Centre and Anderston train stations.


  • Top floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Reception hallway
  • Spacious lounge with dining area
  • Excellent views
  • Fully fitted modern kitchen
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Lift access
  • Central gas heating
  • Security entry

This one is actually only £950 per calendar month (about £237 per week) because Scotland. Leafy, tree-lined street included.


As the city Google chose for their EU headquarters, Dublin is certainly up-and-coming. It helps that rent prices are very affordable. And since Ireland is on the Euro, your pound goes much further.

This furnished two bedroom in the city centre is a steal at €1,500 per month (approximately £270 per week).

Dublin Flat

Location: Minutes from Connolly Station, Busáras, LUAS, O’Connell Street, Trinity College and Grafton Street.


  • One double bedroom
  • One single bedroom
  • Full bathroom
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Wood flooring
  • Central heating
  • House alarm
  • Cable television
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Internet
  • Balcony

Londoners! It’s time to move, innit?